The Cleveland dining scene changes forever. Trentina, the passion project of James Beard Award-nominated Chef Jonathon Sawyer and wife/partner, Amelia, opens its doors. In doing so, the dynamic duo ushers in a new way of eating and drinking to the Rust Belt, complete with multi-course tasting menus, dramatic tableside presentations, and daring beverage pairings. Helmed by Chef Sawyer and Executive Chef Matt Danko, the restaurant offers two distinct tasting menus: the Menu Bianco, a 12-course menu that showcases the bounty of the Midwest while paying homage to its inspiration, the Trentino region in Northern Italy; and the Pasta Degustazione, a 7-course menu featuring a number of pasta preparations made in-house. Highlights from Trentina’s carefully curated Menu Bianco include:
Caviar + Ciccoli
Sumac, Latte, Cucumber & Puffed Pasta
Vintage Ohio Apple & Citrus
24k Gold Honey, Aged Beef Suet, Crunchy Salt & Fresh Bread
Pasta alla Chitarra
Ohio Farm Egg
Amelia, with the help of local designers and artisans, designed the 35-seat restaurant which features metallic colors mixed with vibrant artwork and polished décor. A one-of-a-kind community art piece co-designed by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Cleveland serves as a glamorous focal point in the dramatically designed room. In August, an al fresco space will offer a more casual setting for lunches and summer dinners.
Trentina, 1903 Ford Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106
The 12-course tasting menu, Menu Bianco, can be purchased on Trentina’s website for $100 or at the time of dinner for $115 per person, exclusive of alcohol, gratuity, and tax. The Pasta Degustazione is priced at $60 per person, exclusive of alcohol, gratuity, and tax. Reservations are recommended and can be made through Trentina’s ticketing system, on Open Table, or by calling 216.421.2900.
Trentina is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.